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  • Take Us To "Wonder" Please!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $572.65:
    My students need transportation for a field trip to see the movie "Wonder."
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

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Binny's Update

Hey Everyone!

I noticed that most of the inside construction is done and the shelving has been set up. I snapped a couple pics while waiting for the bus for anyone interested.

  • I have just sent this email to the alderman:

    Dear Alderman Arena, something must be done with the "Point at Six Corners" site. It has been nearly two years since the demolition of the old bank took place. Now the epicenter of Six Corners is a complete eyesore and a...

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    I have just sent this email to the alderman:

    Dear Alderman Arena, something must be done with the "Point at Six Corners" site. It has been nearly two years since the demolition of the old bank took place. Now the epicenter of Six Corners is a complete eyesore and a complete embarrassment to the community. A demolition permit should have never every been issued to Clark Street Real Estate to demolish the old bank building, until it was clearly evident that Clark Street Real Estate had the tenants and financing to build the "Point at Six Corners". This site is ruining property values and has derailed the renaissance of Six Corners that has started to begin.

    I think the owner "Clark Street Real Estate" along with the City at the very least since they issued the demolition permit should make temporary improvements to the property, such filling the gaping hole to grade level, adding some landscaping and make it a temporary park until someone has the financing to construct an actual new building on the property.

    The temporary park could host farmers markets, perhaps an ice ring in the winter. Very similar to what was done at block 37 before they were able to construct a building on it.

    This is also a great time, to reevaluate the "Point at Six Corners" plan to begin with. The Six Corners master plan called for a multi use building to be built with commercial spaces on the first floors and residential on the upper floors on that site. In case if the commercial spaces would fail the owner of the property could make money from the residential spaces. The site really needs a taller building that would match the heights of the Klee Building and Sears. Bringing more residential units to Six Corners would bring more density to the area and help the commercial sector.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Now lets get a target to replace sears when it closes

Jun 20

Updated 16 hours ago

Proposed Chicago Homeless Housesitter Program (CHH)

How we might salve two open wounds by applying them to each other...

To the Honorable Aldermen and Mayor of the Great City of Chicago

June 20, 2017

How can we morally as a civil society allow these two images to exist side-by-side?

An open proposal for the establishment of the "Chicago Homeless Housesitter Program"

https://www.gallantgoose.com/proposed-chicago-homeless-housesitter-program-chh/

  • "...they would be 1099 contract employees with their conditional occupancy and labor as part of the terms of employment..."

    Interesting.

    A lot of people (whether homeless or not homeless) have no clue about maintaining a house/building. I do a lot of DIY house/house/gadget repairs. But, some people don't notice when...

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    "...they would be 1099 contract employees with their conditional occupancy and labor as part of the terms of employment..."

    Interesting.

    A lot of people (whether homeless or not homeless) have no clue about maintaining a house/building. I do a lot of DIY house/house/gadget repairs. But, some people don't notice when there's a leak, no leak, when there's rot/no rot, when something is clogged, when something needs to be replaced, when there's a loose screw, when something is falling apart, etc. Some people are just not observant about what needs fixing. Some people have never fixed anything in their life.

    Are the contract employees going to get some how-to training/seminar on how to maintain a house? Are they presented with a list of specific things they have to do/maintain? Those would actually be useful to everyone, not just to the 1099-contracted homeless.

  • Father Greg God knows what you did...

    MeeLee
    Excellent suggestions to add to the details... Thanks!

    1) a specific list of items to observe and report or repair
    a) since the cost of maintaining the physical state of the house would still be bourne by the bank/owner, repairs would be limited to ordinary things. For instance, if...

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    MeeLee
    Excellent suggestions to add to the details... Thanks!

    1) a specific list of items to observe and report or repair
    a) since the cost of maintaining the physical state of the house would still be bourne by the bank/owner, repairs would be limited to ordinary things. For instance, if a kid put a baseball through a window, the housesitter would get it replaced quickly and then submit the bill to the bank/owner for reimbursement.
    b) Quick reporting of damage or things that "go on the fritz" (like a stove gas leak, failing fridge or washer, wet ceilings, rat or insect infestation, torn shingles) to the bank/owner which requires a licensed specialist would be very important.
    c) Training class - as a condition, the selected housesitter would be given a class/seminar on telltale signs of trouble, how to determine if repair is warranted, and other things within the ordinary scope of house up-keep.

    2) General maintenance for housesitter would include lawns and plants, paint touch ups, snow & leaves, removal of hazards, changing air filters, sweeping & mopping, washing walls, litter pickup, garbage, etc.

    Thanks again for helping move this up the road...

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16 Upcoming Chicago-Area Restaurants and Bars to Know

PORTAGE PARK— A nautical-themed sandwich shop is coming to the Northwest Side. It’s called Charley Noble and the owners told DNAinfo they hoped to open by the end of June at 6011 W. Irving Park Road.

This article has 12 other Chicago locations (Show)

ANDERSONVILLE— Blu 57, that new Thai-fusion restaurant at 5701 N. Clark St., should open in July. DNAinfo spoke with the owners who shared more details.

AVONDALE— The team behind the Whistler in Logan Square have nothing new to report on their new project, codenamed Sleeping Village. But it appears in this photo they’ve made some significant progress on the patio at 3734 W. Belmont Ave. A.J. LaTrace

...the South Side have established a Kickstarter to raise money to open their storefront at 9927 S. Wood St. The shop is called Sweet Freaks. As of Monday they’ve raise more than $500...

LAKEVIEW— Kitchen 17, one of Chicago’s favorite vegan restaurants is slowly working on their move around the corner at 3132 N. Broadway St. Apparently they’re still working on permits.

LAKEVIEW— That food hall from the Furious Spoon/FireFin Poke Shop company secured a battery of permits, according to Curbed Chicago. There will be a trio of bars and as many as 20 vendors inside the building at 3833 N. Broadway St.

...second pour-your-own beer bar, is shooting for a July 1 opening date at 2211 N. Milwaukee Ave. The Tribune has details about the date. Navigator joins Tapster in Wicker Park/Bucktown and...

THE LOOP— Olive Mediterranean Grill is hiring for a new location at Randolph and Wabash. Check out their Facebook post. It’s the quick-serve chain’s sixth location.

RAVENSWOOD— Metropolitan Brewing is getting close to opening the taproom at 5121 N. Ravenswood. They’ve been working on the taproom since 2015.

WEST LOOP— Slightly Toasted, the all-day bar that opened in January in the West Loop is opening a smaller sibling in July, also in the West Loop. This job ad reveals the name of the new spot at 300 S. Riverside Plaza: Little Toasted.

WEST LOOP— The first Bonci outside of Italy is hiring. The mecca for Roman-style pizza has selected Chicago as the first market outside of Europe. There will soon be only two places to get this pizza: Rome and Chicago at 161 N. Sangamon St. Maybe you can be their pizza chef.

WRIGLEYVILLE— This new bar in Wrigleyville appears to have no connection with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Nevertheless, there’s a liquor application for an establishment called Rizzo’s Bar & Inn at 3658 N. Clark St. The owner is listed as Vincent Rizzo, so that’s not misleading at all.

DES PLAINES— A suburban bar is remodeling. The owners of Beacon Tap have started work and are urging folks to check out their Facebook page to check out progress at 1374 Lee St.

    16 Upcoming Chicago-Area Restaurants and Bars to Know
    A regularly-updated list of forthcoming restaurants and bars
    https://chicago.eater.com

Jun 15

Updated 41 hours ago

⚠️⚠️⚠️Burglary⚠️⚠️⚠️

I live on tbe 6300 block of grace, my vebicle was broken into and according to some neighbors they also reported some garages.
My sons baseball equipment, wooden bat his name engraved on it and custom nike glove, taft H.S baseball back pk bag, Rude American Moab bat, white helmet, rawlings 1st base new glove......

  • These EB regulars just like to pick fights Cindy.

  • Bella Taft ihas an Academic Center, IB program and JNROTC program that draws students from all over the city.

Jun 09

Updated 43 hours ago

Porch Swing Installation

Hello,
Looking for someone to hang our porch swing. Have it assembled, but need someone to actually hang it. I'd do it myself, but soffice needs to be removed and would rather have someone with experience to come out so I don't damage anything in the process. If anyone has had a swing installed, please let me know. Thanks!

  • Jules79 Real estate broker / candy addict

    Hi there- Did you find someone? I'm in similar situation. If so, would you mind forwarding me info if it was a good experience? Thanks!

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  • They use the hospital parking lot to meet for deals since no gaurd in garage.So probably customers just due it there and little bags fly around the neighborhood.

  • Don

    That's the new owner who's greedy cutting costs to make a buck

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